BUFFALO, N.Y. – Brice Bible, chief information officer at
Ohio University, has been named vice president and chief
information officer at the University at Buffalo, effective
November 18. The announcement was made today by UB President Satish
Bible’s appointment follows a national search. His
extensive experience and credentials placed him at the top of an
exceptional group of candidates, Tripathi said.
“Brice Bible has distinguished himself as an experienced
and forward-thinking executive in the area of information
technology,” said Tripathi. “I am confident that he
will lead our entire range of IT systems in the continuing
direction of a sustainable, secure and service-focused organization
that advances UB’s strategic vision. I look forward to
working with him to optimize our enterprise-wide IT practices and
further establish UB as an innovative leader in 21st century higher
The vice president and CIO position will play a critical role in
advancing UB’s research and education mission and its global
prominence as a progressive university that delivers a
well-aligned, innovative and robust technology environment. At UB,
he takes over the CIO responsibilities from Tom Furlani, director
of UB’s Center for Computational Research, who has served in
an interim capacity for the past three years.
“The strength of this candidate pool was very
impressive,” said Liesl Folks, dean of the UB School of
Engineering and Applied Sciences and chair of the search committee.
“We were fortunate to be able to consider such a wide range
of talented and experienced information technology professionals.
Members of the search committee were especially impressed with
Brice Bible’s highly collaborative approach as the CIO at
Ohio University, and with the leadership he has demonstrated at
campus, system and national levels.”
Bible comes to UB with more than 20 years of experience in
higher education information-technology services and has managed
$35 million annual budgets with divisions as large as 300 people.
His significant experience in IT also includes an appointment as
assistant vice president for information technology for the
University of Tennessee System and Knoxville Campus. In addition,
Bible served at the University of Tennessee Space Institute as
director of technology transfer, industrial relations and
continuing education and director of research and information
technology at the institute’s Center for Space Transportation
and Applied Research.
"I'm very excited to join the team at the University at
Buffalo,” said Bible. “The UB 2020 plan and
President Tripathi's leadership make this one of the best CIO
opportunities in the U.S.
“I am looking forward to meeting the faculty, students and
IT team to get started building upon the great technology
foundation already in place."
At Ohio University, Bible was responsible for the formation of a
service-focused organizational model, establishment of a
multi-faceted governance approach, creation and implementation of a
comprehensive IT improvement and modernization program, and
collaborative creation of an enterprise-wide IT alignment program
that included central and distributed IT services.
He led the readiness analysis, acquisition and implementation of
a new Student Information System (SIS) and a major enterprise-wide
(main and five regional campuses) 10-gigabyte network upgrade.
Bible served three terms as chair of the Ohio Statewide CIO
Council and until recently co-led, with the University System of
Ohio, several statewide IT collaboration and consolidation
He was part of a research team that was awarded 10 patents and
has served on the University System of Ohio CIO Advisory Council,
the Blackboard Mobility Advisory Council, Educause AGEISS, the
OARnet Board of Directors and the Dell Platinum Advisory
Bible earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering
from the Tennessee Technological University and a master’s
degree in business administration with an emphasis in business data
communication from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.